hi from the south.wales valleys

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  1. Ray Coburn

    Ray Coburn New Member

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    hi all
    ive just bought a bike today from the local adds a carrera vengeance very good condition its like new. i used to have a bike 3yrs ago and i was doing pretty well until i knocked it on the head..this time im hopeing to get into cycleing abit more than i did 3yrs ago.
    looking forward to going out a few times a week.
    being a newbie i could do with all the advice you folks could give me...im so pleased ive joined this great cycling forum.
    and thank you all for having me onboard.look forward to having many chats.

    kind regards

    Ray !!
     
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  2. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Hi Ray

    welcome to the forum. The first advice new riders should follow is simply, to get out there and ride lots and enjoy it [​IMG]
     
  3. Ray Coburn

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    cheers steve
    had my first ride yesterday done around 15miles and really enjoyed it..looking forward to todays ride.

    Ray
     
  4. limerickman

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    Welcome to the forum.

    As Steve says, this sport can be a marathon or a sprint.
    If it catches a hold of you, it's best to treat it as a marathon. Slow incremental improvement is the way to go.
    Enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
     
  5. Ray Coburn

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    thanks for the advice limerickman..done 22miles today loved every bit of it,.as you stated mate you must enjoy it and i do..i may have over done it today its only my second time out..ill have a short one tommorow .i dont want to burn myself out lol.

    again cheers fella

    Ray !!
     
  6. limerickman

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    Thanks Ray.

    It would appear that you're a marathon candidate for our sport.

    There are plenty of threads here extolling the virtues and importance of nutrition, eating sufficiently and taking on adequate liquid, for the longer spins.

    Give those Brecon Beacons a fighting chance[​IMG]
     
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